Which critical approach does this thesis statement suggest?
In open double quote“The
Death of the Ball Turret
Gunner,close double quote”
the soldier falls from one womb, his mother’s, into the uncaring one of the State; Jarrell’s poem functions as a short but damning criticism of the way the government treats its armed
expendable, faceless, and barely human.
2.Which of the following two critical approaches does this thesis statement suggest? Choose the best answer.
In each of these sonnets, the four seasons and these seasons’ associations with various Greek gods are used to symbolize the life cycle of a love affair.
and new historicist
deconstructionist and psychoanalytical
structuralist and mythological/archetypal
cultural and reader-response
3.Which of the following approaches is closely related to the work of Carl Jung?
4.Which of the following critical approaches does this thesis statement suggest? Choose the best answer.
In open double quote“The
Author to Her
Book,close double quote”
Anne Bradstreet’s sharp criticisms of her
open double quote“child,close double quote”
her book, point to an unconscious yet powerful sense of
is this the speaker’s insecurity or the author’s?
5.Which of the following critical approaches is suggested by this thesis statement?
In open double quote“I,
Too,close double quote”
Langston Hughes captures the journey toward civil rights with the smallest of word changes from the first and last line: sing (I, too, sing America) becomes am (I, too, am
However, published in 1945, a decade before the advent of the
this poem is an argument for, not a celebration of, equality.
6.Choose the pair of words that best completes the following sentence:
Cultural studies is often concerned with how ____________ voices and texts negotiate the ___________ culture.
marginalized / dominant
gendered / larger
dominant / marginalized
normal / open double quote“otherclose double quote
7.Which of the following critical approaches does this thesis statement most strongly suggest?
In open double quote“Diving
Wreck,close double quote”
Rich’s speaker longs to discover what really happened in
historylong dash—open double quote“the
wreck and not the story of the
wreckclose double quote”
as told by male historians to male scholars.
8.Which type of criticism analyzes the way literature may try to challenge the dominant power structure of a society?
9.Choose the best option to complete the following sentence:
A _______________ approach often argues that a new literary language and theory must be developed in order to discuss literary works by authors outside the dominant ethnic culture.
10.Which of the following definitions best describes open double quote“psychoanalytical
criticismclose double quote”?
adhering closely to either a Freudian or Jungian reading of the text
researching the author’s psychological state and judging the work’s merits by an assessment of his or her relative sanity
examining the role of either an author’s or character’s unconscious to interpret a text
examining the conscious desires of the author or character(s)